In loving memory of my Mom. The most beautiful, brave, creative and hard-working woman there ever was. Proud to be your daughter. (Read the article written about her in The Taos News)

Love you, Mom.

For me, a woman who is absorbed in her work, who does not care about gaining one’s favour, strong yet subtle at the same time, is essentially more seductive. The more she hides and abandons her femininity, the more it emerges from the very heart of her existence.

Yoji Yamamoto

I am my own muse, the subject I know best.

Frida Kahlo, Artist

One of the most important things I’ve learned is how deeply you can keep loving someone after they die. You may not be able to hold them or talk to them, but you can still love them every bit as much. Playwright Robert Woodruff Anderson captured it perfectly: “Death ends a life, but it does not end a relationship.”

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy, Sheryl Sandberg

let it go
let it leave
let it happen
nothing
in this world
was promised or
belonged to you
anyway

“all you own is yourself,” Milk & Honey, Rupi Kaur

I do not like the idea of happiness — it is too momentary — I would say that I was always busy and interested in something — interest has more meaning to me than the idea of happiness.

Georgia O’Keeffe, Notes to Anita Pollitzer, Abiquiu, New Mexico

Of course I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The idea that the future is unpredictable is undermined everyday by the ease with which the past is explained.

Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

Maya Angelou